IN THE FACE of nature’s powerful forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense. Here are the documents, plans, articles and video guides to help you build or rebuild a resilient home.
The Latest Building Science: Information to help you prepare for nature's fury.
Seismic Precautions Flexible stem walls and other details can give a structure a fighting chance when "the big one" hits. Videos, articles and documents show you where to focus your energy.
Storm Resistance From tie-down clips to shutters and shatter-resistant garage doors, we'll look at practices and tools that make a home much more resistant to heavy storms.
Flood Ready Proper details, products and careful siting can greatly reduce the damages caused by flooding.
Fire Protected New products and building techniques can give a house a fighting chance when extreme storms hit land.
Visit Green Builder Media's webinar archive for on-demand recordings covering fire sprinkler design, sea level rise, long-term sustainability in coastal cities, and ways to maintain homes and neighborhoods to resist ignition from wildland fire.
Detailed tips, drawings and checklists for building professionals from FEMA and other sources.
Preparing an Existing Home for Floods. A guide to retrofitting a non-compliant home that lies in a flood prone area (builders or savvy homeowners - 54 pages).
Designing Buildings to Withstand Earthquakes (architect oriented - 394 pages).
Home Designs to Withstand Earthquakes (builder oriented - 226 pages).
Tornado Safe Room-Detailed Plans and Specifications.
Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems - Detailed Express Installation.
Preparing Your Yard and Home to Resist Wildfire (homeowner oriented - 25 pages).
Hurricane Ready Home Construction (builder oriented - 84 pages).
Spray Foam Insulation as an Investment for Hurricane Preparedness.
Case Study on Class A Fire Rated Roofing.
The Role of Attic Hatches in Unvented Attic Fires.
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